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Breakfast Scalloped Potatoes

Novelist Irene Brand loves to use this dish for church breakfasts and for company. It’s a traditional casserole that is easy to prepare and enjoyed by everyone. Breakfast Scalloped Potatoes ** Ingredients: 2 lbs. thawed hash browns 1 tsp salt 1/2 c melted margarine 1/2 tsp pepper 2 T minced onion 1 can cream of […]

Swedish Mealballs

Swedish Mealballs These Swedish meatballs are cooked on stove top then finished in the oven, or I’ve found they work well in a slow cooker. The meatballs work for a meal, potlluck, buffet party, or as an appetizer. They’re just plain good. Ingredients: Meatballs: 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs, about 3 slices bread 1/2 cup […]

Pecan-Crusted Chicken

This Pecan-Crusted Chicken recipe comes from novelist Lenora Worth at  It’s one of her favorite meals so serve at home or for guests. Pecan-Crusted Chicken Ingredients 4 – 8 boneless chicken breasts Pecan chips – purchase in 16 oz bag for grind your own Mustard – one like Grey Poupon Add salt and ground […]

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Here’s a recipe from my friend Terry Fowler, an author with Heartsong Presents. This makes a great meal or a tasty appetizer. You can make your own meatballs following the recipe below or if you don’t have time to spare, you can purchase frozen meatballs. Ingredients Meat Balls 1 lb hamburger 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs […]

Chicken Casserole

  This recipe came from my niece in California. It’s is a simple meal and so delicious. The tortilla chips add a unique corn flavor to the dish. I often simmer the chicken in water and then use the fresh broth rather than canned.  4 Cups Tortilla chips 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Cup chopped […]

Veal and Italian Sausage with Creamy Pesto

We visited a new Italian restaurant and enjoyed a very different style of serving as well as some wonderful new recipes.  The food was served family style, and this dish was unique.  We studied the ingredients and when we got home, we wrote down what we figured was in the entree.  We made a good […]

Bob’s Amazing Gnocchis

My husband Bob is half Italian and half German, so you know he is an excellent cook.  Gnocchis, an Italian dish, are traditionally a small potato dumpling served with spaghetti sauce, but they are difficult to make. The potatoes must contain the right amount of moisture and be peeled and riced while hot, then blended with […]


Cornish Pasties

Being in the hospital can have it’s benefits other than getting healthy.  While there, I met a young woman from housekeeping who’s accent caught my interest.  When I asked, I’d been correct.  She was from England — Glastonbury, in fact, where I visited this summer and another time I’d been to Great Britain.  We talked […]

Creamy Egg Casserole

While staying at the Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast on Mackinac Island, I enjoyed this wonderful casserole and Virginia, the manger, was gracious enough to share it with me. Coincidently, the recipe came from One Centre Street Inn in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts which I had stayed a number of years ago. This B & B […]

Fiesta Chicken

This recipe came from my niece who served it to us, and it loved it.  It is an excellent crockpot dish. The taste is delciious, and the calories are low. We served it on 1/2 or 1/4 cup (your preference) of brown rice. With a salad and fruit after dinner, it’s a filling meal and guilt […]